30,000 Point Signup Bonus for Starwood American Express

There’s a new short-term offer for the Starwood American Express card, 10,000 points after first purchase and 20,000 more points after spending $5000 on the card within six months, no fee the first year.

The offer is expected to be available through December 12, both for the personal card and for the small business card. (These links do not provide any referral credit to me.)

30,000 point offers have been around a couple of times in the past, these are better than the otherwise-best offer of 25,000 points.

I don’t view this as your one shot at a 30,000 point bonus, and I’m not excited about the card for the bonus alone, but these are very good solid cards and if you’re going to apply for them best to do so when there’s a strong offer like this one.

(HT: Million Mile Secrets)

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  1. Gary, when I got the personal card many years ago, I got a very small bonus. Do you know whether Starwood is accepting requests to give the difference between 30,000 points and the previous bonus? If so, what communication channel should I use?

  2. @UAPhil you can always try with a secure message through the amex website. I’d say the chance of a ‘bump the bonus’ is small if you’re not a new cardholder. You could cancel / re-apply and get the idfference in bonus probably. But send them a note, say you’d prefer not to cancel and have to reapply. And that you hope you’re valued as much as a new customer. Amex does sometimes just give out goodwill points…

  3. I sent a message and the answer I got today was the 30,000 is for a targeted audience and they won’t give me the bump.

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